A Musical Mother’s Day Gift – “Melt”

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Blog, Music, News | 34 comments

A Musical Mother’s Day Gift – “Melt”

“Melt” A song for mom
And an opportunity to show love
To young girls in need

 

This song “Melt” was inspired by my sweet mother.  I’ve learned so much from my mom; and one of the most important things I’ve learned from her was how to help those in need.  She was always opening her heart and our home to people that needed a place to stay, or a warm meal.  I remember being inspired when she would let me help her bring lunch outside to our gardeners each day when they were working on our yard… and then send them home (back to Mexico) with bags full of hand-me-down clothing for their families.

After my dad died when I was 5 years old, she started a support group for widows and widowers called “Friends in Common” and in the midst of her own grief, she created a space for others like her to come together and heal their hearts.

All my life she volunteered and served at whatever church we were part of, consistently showing up with devotion and so much love.

Since visiting Africa when my older brother was a baby, she always had a soft place in her heart for the people there.  So, after all her 5 children were grown and out of the house, she moved to Africa to serve and devote her life to bringing hope to the hopeless.

She spent 6 years there and eventually established a cafe called “Garden Cafe”, where young men and women who could not afford to stay in school could learn a trade.  Through her program there they learn many skills, including waiting tables, cash register, and cooking.  At the end of the program they get help with their resumes and help securing jobs in the city.

So many lives have been touched, healed, and transformed by the generosity and love of my mother, Catherine Petersen-Duran.

Today, on Mothers Day, I honor her the best way I know how… by sharing this song that I wrote for her and inviting you to support a cause that is near to my heart, International Network of Hearts.

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You can download the song here for free as my gift to you.

OR

Donate any amount of your choosing to support the rescuing of young girls from sex trafficking and sexual violence.  

 

100% of your donations go to International Network of Hearts.  

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These girls cannot show there faces on camera because they are in hiding from their perpetrators.

Our Mission
To restore the lives of survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence, and prevent commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor through increased awareness, training, advocacy and collaboration at an interdisciplinary and international level.

Our Vision
A world where women and children are valued, protected from violence and exploitation and their human rights are defended.

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These young girls need a mothers love more than anyone I can think of.

Thank you for listening and watching this video honoring all mothers.   I hope you’ll partner with me in supporting this very important cause and bring hope to these tender hearts.

Please SHARE and POST the link to my video below and help get this message out.

I love you!

Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers!

Sending you LOVE through the sound-waves…

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Announcing “Broken” EP Release Date June 18th

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog, Music, News | 42 comments

Announcing “Broken” EP Release Date June 18th

I’m PREGNANT!!

Well, not really…

but I AM about to GIVE BIRTH!

My new EP “Broken”

is arriving on the scene

June 18th!!!

I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into this project and I’m THRILLED to finally share these songs with the world!

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Pre-Order YOUR COPY Here thru BandCamp:

 

Watch this teaser video here:

“Broken” is the second EP in this 4 part series on LOVE…

It’s a follow up to Krista’s debut EP “Passion” released May 9th, 2014.

“Passion” explores the human experience of love and desire. It celebrates those precious moments of joy, romance, and the powerful reflection of the other.

“Broken” highlights our experience of loss in love and the shadow emotions that accompany heartache, along with the hope we ignite in it’s wake.

With the first track on the album titled “Song for Love” Krista’s deep and soulful voice beckons us to feel into our pain around love, and to not lose hope.  Then with “Just This” she invites us to celebrate the present moment, choose LOVE, and stand for something deeper.

“Realness of Love” sets us spinning with a very raw and vulnerable cry for true and meaningful connection, maybe even beyond what we’ve ever experienced or thought was possible.  Then “Sick in the Head” gets bold and sassy, declaring “I gotta stand up, and get over you…” – stepping courageously into the letting go, and trusting that when it’s time to say goodbye, there’s something on the other side waiting for us.

Krista end caps this journey through the shadow with an introspective look at her own process around heartache, noting “we’ve each played our part, on either side of a broken heart.” in a spoken word titled “What Justice”.  Here she boldly declares her insight that the love she’s received is directly correlate to the value she’s been holding for herself, and then sets out to create a new future from a place of truly loving herself…. leaving the listeners heart beating with hers in tandem, wondering…. “perhaps I can find the courage to do the same…”

Consider this YOUR invitation to embark on this journey through LOVE …really feel into each aspect of love represented in each song.  To search your heart and soul and uncover the mysteries and emotions that may be hidden there.  To heal, and restore that which requires it.  And ultimately to set yourself free, to love without hindrance, with a purity that only comes through the refiners fire.

Join us for the EP Release Party here in San Diego on June 18th!!

Thank you for your LOVE and SUPPORT!

I’m sending you LOVE through the sound-waves!

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Krista Richards in Bradley on 05/24/15

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in News, tour | 3 comments

Krista Richards in Bradley on 05/24/15
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Krista Richards LIVE with DTO & Domonic Estes at La Valencia Hotel (La Jolla)

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in tour | 0 comments

Krista Richards LIVE with DTO & Domonic Estes at La Valencia Hotel (La Jolla)

Krista Richards

Performs

LIVE

with DTO & Domonic Estes

in La Sala Lobby Lounge

at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA

Saturday May 16th

from 6:00p to 10:00p

Krista will take you on a journey of the soul as she shares her heart with you through her songs. Krista is joined by DTO (piano/percussion) and Domonic Estes (guitar).  Make dinner reservations to experience the delicious tastes that Chef James Montejano (executive chef at La V.) will be serving up.

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Watch this video showcasing one of the songs from a previous “Intimate Evening”:

 

Space is limited, no reservations are taken for the lounge, early arrival recommended.  All ages.

There is no “entrance fee”, however, a suggested donation (in the TIP jar) of $10-20 is greatly appreciated.

 

La Valencia Hotel is located :

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Arrive early to enjoy delicious dinner and tantalizing beverages prepared by the talented and highly seasoned Chef James Montejano executive chef at La Valencia Hotel.

“I’m excited to be performing at La Valencia where my dear friend Chef James Montejano is executive chef.  Plan to have dinner, his food is out of this world!  As always, I’m looking forward to sharing my heart and soul with each one of you through song.  Your presence warms my heart and brings me joy.  See you there!  I love you.” ~ Krista Richards

 

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Krista Richards LIVE at La Valencia Saturday March 28th

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 12 comments

Krista Richards LIVE at La Valencia Saturday March 28th

Krista Richards

Performs

LIVE

with DTO & Domonic Estes

in La Sala Lobby Lounge

at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA

Saturday March 28th

from 6:00p to 10:00p

Krista will take you on a journey of the soul as she shares her heart with you through her songs. Krista is joined by DTO (piano/percussion) and Domonic Estes (guitar).  Make dinner reservations to experience the delicious tastes that Chef James Montejano (executive chef at La V.) will be serving up.

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La Sala Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watch this video showcasing one of the songs from the last “Intimate Evening”:

 

Space is limited, no reservations are taken for the lounge, early arrival recommended.  All ages.

There is no “entrance fee”, however, a suggested donation (in the TIP jar) of $10-20 is greatly appreciated.

 

La Valencia Hotel is located :

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
 lav-front-exterior-prospect-2013.jpg.1024x0
Arrive early to enjoy delicious dinner and tantalizing beverages prepared by the talented and highly seasoned Chef James Montejano executive chef at La Valencia Hotel.

“I’m excited to be performing at La Valencia where my dear friend Chef James Montejano is executive chef.  Plan to have dinner, his food is out of this world!  As always, I’m looking forward to sharing my heart and soul with each one of you through song.  Your presence warms my heart and brings me joy.  See you there!  I love you.” ~ Krista Richards

 

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